As the Republicans defend poor General Betraeus [sic!] against the moveon.org swift boaters, I suggest we watch this space
for a more informed view. It seems to me that the issue is not so much that the good General is cherry-picking the facts, but that he himself was cherry-picked by the Bush administration for reasons that have more to do with loyalty than objectivity.
Yes, I am once again master of the obvious!
UPDATE! Yep, Juan Cole
has once again trumped my expectations with a sobering scenario. I wish it weren't too early to drink...
, from Juan's favorite news source, McClatchy...